Netanyahu’s Fierce Ugency Of Now Versus Obama Strategic Patience

Hillary Clinton could display a phenomenal leadership moment to contrast against scurrying rat Joe Biden with an appearance on March 3 at the joint congressional address by Benjamin Netanyahu. She wouldn’t have to say a word.

The treacherous rat Joe Biden will run that day to an undisclosed location in order to avoid hearing the truth from the Israeli Prime Minister. Obama Dimocrats spent the past few weeks on boycotts and other ploys to scare away the powerful voice of Netanyahu. But Benjamin Netanyahu is made of stern stuff and has an urgent truth to tell:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday doubled down on his intention to speak to a joint session of Congress next month, despite criticism from Democrats who say they will boycott the event.

Netanyahu said he fully intended to make the speech and that he will use the moment to criticize negotiations the Obama administration is holding with Iran, which he argues are endangering Israel.

A bad deal with Iran is forming in Munich that will endanger Israel’s existence,” Netanyahu said at an event for his Likud Party, according to The Associated Press. “Therefore, I am determined to go to Washington and present Israel’s position before the members of Congress and the American people.” [snip]

Two more Democrats on Monday said they would skip Netanyahu’s address, bringing the total number to 9. Vice President Biden is also not planning on attend and has blamed a scheduling conflict. [snip]

“At the time that there are people involved in protocol of politics, it’s establishing a bad agreement with Iran that will endanger the existence of Israel,” Netanyahu said on Twitter. “My duty is to do everything in order to stop it.”

It is with fierce urgency that Netanyahu speaks in echoes of Churchill as Obama goes to Munich only to return umbrella in hand.

Netanyahu’s urgent voice of necessary truth must be contrasted with Barack Obama’s treacherous “strategic patience” which by design buys Muslim theocrats valuable time to construct a Holocaust bomb:

Critics of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy have for years assailed his administration for responding too slowly to crises ranging from Syria to Russia. In a far-reaching blueprint laying out the administration’s worldview released on Friday, the White House insists the United States is leading the global effort to confront challenges although in a deliberate manner and calls for “strategic patience.

The National Security Strategy, required by U.S. law, is intended to set the direction for the administration and communicate American intent to lawmakers, the public, and the world.

The document is Obama’s second, and likely last, before he leaves office in early 2017. It aims to rebut criticism that he has consistently waited too long to respond to challenges like the rise of the Islamic State and Moscow’s military aggression in Ukraine, allowing the problems to worsen while his administration debated ways to act.

The document argues that such an approach was instead part of a carefully constructed strategy designed to ensure that the United States considered all options before getting ensnared in risky and potentially open-ended conflicts. It makes the case for Obama as a prudent president who was ever mindful of possible future risks rather than an overly cautious one unwilling to act aggressively in the nation’s defense.

“Strategic patience” to our ears is another Obama “stab in the back” tactic which in a fifth column manner aids totalitarian enemies of freedom. “Strategic patience” is another step on the “Managed Decline” of America and American leadership Obama seeks. “Managed Decline” begat “leading from behind” which begat “strategic patience”. Krauthammer explains:

Nothing is inevitable. Nothing is written. For America today, decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice. Two decades into the unipolar world that came about with the fall of the Soviet Union, America is in the position of deciding whether to abdicate or retain its dominance. Decline–or continued ascendancy–is in our hands.

Obama has chosen to transform America via “managed decline” and the weapon of choice is surrender to the Muslim totalitarians and totalitarians of all sorts via “strategic patience”. The French practiced “strategic patience” in the Rhineland in 1936.



When British Prime Minister David Cameron recently lobbied members of the American Congress, at the behest of Barack Obama, to stop congressional action on Iran sanctions, the shadow he cast was that of Neville Chamberlain whose policy of “strategic patience” we know by another name – appeasement. “Strategic patience” or appeasement in the 21st century takes the form of a #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign as the challenge to Boko Haram, the Muslim kidnappers, rapists, and killers of children. The festering weeds of Obama’s foreign policy stink in the nostrils:

Even Obama’s own top advisors have criticized his administration’s national security decisions. Late last month, former Defense Intelligence Agency head Mike Flynn, a retired Army three-star general, said many in the administration were “paralyzed” by the complexity of fighting the Islamic State, leading them to “accept a defensive posture, reasoning that passivity is less likely to provoke our enemies.”

In his book Worthy Fights, former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta criticized the White House after Obama stepped back from the red line he drew as a warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against using chemical weapons in that nation’s civil war. Hundreds of Syrian people were killed in an August 2013 chemical weapons attack, but Obama refused to retaliate as he had threatened. Additionally, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized Obama for not aiding Syrian rebels at the start of the war, as she and other members of the president’s national security team had recommended. [snip]

Obama and his aides also have been criticized for not responding more forcefully to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s land grab in Ukraine — first Crimea and, later, parts of eastern Ukraine.

Netanyahu sees the threat from Iran. Barack Obama like Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman says “what, me worry?” and literally “what’s the rush?”:

Obama said that it does not make sense “to sour” negotiations with Iran “a month or two before they’re to be completed” with new sanctions.

“What’s the rush?” he said.

For Netanyahu the issue is the very existence of the state of Israel.

The “true question,” he added, is whether Iran will have nuclear bombs to “implement its intention to destroy the State of Israel. That is something we will not allow.”

This is not a political issue either in Israel or the US, Netanyahu said.

“This is an existential issue.”

It’s not just Israel. An Iran allowed to violate the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, to which it is a signatory, would be a threat to the entire region of the middle east and the threat will extend as far as its missiles can reach. A nuclear Iran will be not need to utilize the nuclear weapons to produce a viable threat. The threat will be carried out big stick style.

Israel’s Prime Minister must speak the truth because Obama is busy insulting Christians and Jews all the while riding his high horse down a low road. Obama Dimocrats who follow Obama on that low road will find it ends in a cliff.

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122 thoughts on “Netanyahu’s Fierce Ugency Of Now Versus Obama Strategic Patience

  1. The ones that matter in this episode of the Obama follies are senators like Schumer:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/232246-dem-boycott-of-netanyahu-speech-grows

    More than a dozen congressional Democrats say they plan to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress amid conflicting signals over whether he will pull out from the March 3 address. [snip]

    Vice President Biden has already said he would not attend the speech due to a scheduling conflict, and a growing number of Democrats are joining him in opting out.

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, said Monday he would skip the event, and that it was “wrong” that Obama was not consulted ahead of time. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) dismissed the speech as a “stunt” to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    A few notable lawmakers said Monday they did plan to attend the address, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who said she was “deeply troubled that politics has been injected” into the U.S.-Israel relationship. [snip]

    Netanyahu was joined by Boehner’s office in offering public signals that the speech would go on.

    Cory Fritz, a spokesman for Boehner, said Monday that “now more than ever, it’s critical that the American people hear the truth about the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program.”

    But Reuters reported that Netanyahu was weighing addressing a closed session of Congress or moving the speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual meeting.

    Separately, an Israeli official told CNN that the speech was still planned “at this moment,” leaving an opening for a change.

    The first week of March will feature Netanyahu’s speech, then Supreme Court on ObamaCare the next day.

  2. I remember seeing talk of having a list for Hillary’s accomplishments to offset any argument that she didn’t do anything. Do we have that? Anyone? Thank you.

  3. Snenanigans, you may be referring to http://correctrecord.org

    Brilliant, Admin.

    After Netanyahu’s speech, which will, no doubt, be powerful the Dims who don’t attend may find themselves in even more trouble. Obama’s very public snub of Netanyahu makes him appear even more childish, spiteful, narrow-minded than he already appeared to be. His absence and that of fellow Dims will be supported by MSM in glowing terms. But, even they won’t be able to fully shield The One from the criticism he deserves on this issue.

    Americans did not appreciate O’s irrelevant reference to the Crusades in his failed effort to defend Islam. They won’t appreciate the snubbing of Netanyahu either. Obama’s true allegiance is showing. And the only Americans who like what they see are those who identify with the far-left. That contingent is far from large enough to elect a president.

  4. Freespirit, this from Pat Buchanan is worth the read:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/02/10/rev_wrights_star_pupil_125545.html

    Rev. Wright’s Star Pupil

    “A steady patriot of the world alone,

    “The friend of every country — but his own.”

    George Canning’s couplet about the Englishmen who professed love for all the world except their own native land comes to mind on reading Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast.

    After listing the horrors of ISIS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram, the president decided his recital of crimes committed in the name of Islam would be unbalanced, if he did not backhand those smug Christians sitting right in front of him.

    “And lest we get on our high horse … remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

    Why did he do it? He had to know that dredging up and dragging in real or imagined crimes of Christianity from centuries ago would anger Christians and obliterate whatever else he had to say.

    Was it Edgar Allen Poe’s “Imp of the Perverse” prodding him to stick it to the Christians? Was it the voice of his old pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah “God damn America!” Wright muttering in his ear?

    I believe this betrays something deeper. Obama revels in reciting the sins of Christianity and the West because he does not see himself as a loyal son of the civilization Christianity produced.

    He sees himself as a citizen of the world who rejects the idea that our cradle faith Christianity is superior or that our civilization is superior. For he seems to seize every opportunity to point up the sins of Christianity and the West and the contributions of other faiths and civilizations.

    Consider the bill of particulars in Obama’s indictment of crimes committed “in the name of Christ.”

    Slavery was not invented by Christians. It existed when Christ was born. Fifth century Athens and the Roman republic had slaves. African slaves were brought not only to the New World in the 17th and 18th centuries but to Arabia and the Islamic world. Black African chieftains produced the captives for the slave trade.

    Why then does Obama single out Christianity for indictment, when it was Christians and their teachings about human dignity, and Christian moral leaders and Christian nations that abolished the slave trade and slavery itself, which endured in the Islamic world into the 20th century?

    Though he brought up crimes committed “in the name of Christ,” Obama did not mention the name of Muhammad. An oversight?

    As for the Crusades, there were indeed atrocities on both sides during these expeditions and wars from the end of the 11th to the end of the 13th century, with the fall of Acre in 1291.

    But were the Crusades, military expeditions by Christian knights to liberate Jerusalem from the Muslims who had overrun these lands where Jesus had walked, preached, and died, unjust wars?

    Obama seems to see the Crusades from the Saracen point of view.

    But does he really believe that when Pope Urban II preached the First Crusade at Clermont in 1095 to have Christian knights relieve the siege of Byzantium and liberate the Holy Land, this was the moral equivalent of Bin Laden declaring war to rid the Islamic Middle East of Americans?

    Not long go, our popular culture portrayed Crusaders as heroes, their cause as noble. Among the most famous was Richard the Lionhearted who led the Third Crusade. Gen. Eisenhower entitled his war memoirs “Crusade in Europe.”

    Like his derisive remarks about Middle Pennsylvanians, that they cling with bitterness to their bibles, guns and antipathy to immigrants, Obama’s Prayer Breakfast digression reveals much more about who the man is.

    He dragged in the Inquisition. Yet, as Alexander Solzhenitsyn noted, Vladimir Lenin ordered more people executed in his first days in power than did the Spanish Inquisition in 300 years.

    In drawing parallels between Christianity and Islam, Obama misses a basic point. Unlike Islam, which, in one century, conquered Arabia, the Middle and Near East, the Holy Land, North Africa and Spain, until the Muslim advance was halted by Charles Martel at Poitiers in France, Christianity did not conquer with the sword, but with the Word.

    Only after 300 years of persecution and martyrdom were the Christians, through the Edict of Milan, allowed to practice their faith.

    Christianity was not imposed on the Old World, but embraced.

    America’s problem: With Islamic fanaticism surging, with ISIS using the term “Crusader” as a curse word equivalent to “Nazi,” we have as leader of the West a man who partly shares the enemy’s views about the Christian Crusades, and who seems at best ambivalent about the superiority of the civilization that he leads.

    Again, Canning’s words come to mind:

    “No narrow bigot he; — his reason’d view

    “Thy interests, England, ranks with thine, Peru!

    “France at our doors, he sees no danger nigh,

    “But heaves for Turkey’s woes the impartial sigh;

    “A steady patriot of the world alone,

    “The friend of every country — but his own.”

    A fifth column.

  5. Watching Fox News last night, we were treated to the dismal spectacle of young idiots dressed as pirates in Los Angeles being asked if they knew who the Taliban and ISIS were and professing complete ignorance. They were just totally self absorbed and had no concern about what happened in the rest of the world, which echoed what one Democrat adviser interviewed said, that we worry too much about all these threats around the world. Obama is truly their patron saint of obliviousness beyond the borders of the US.

  6. Obama’s administration has been the opposite of transparent, despite his campaign promises to the contrary. He, on the other hand, is as transparent as glass.

    The use of the phrase ” lest we get on our high horses” is an example. That’s inflammatory, accusatory language. It reveals a deeply held contempt that is so entrenched he doesn’t even realize how inappropriate the statement is. His contempt is not limited to Christians. I’m not even sure that Christianity was the target of his ‘high horse” admonition. The real target was the large number of Americans who do not identify with the far left. Obama holds contempt for the white race, as a whole and especially, white Americans, as well as anything that resembles the traditions and beliefs of America’s white founders.

    I recognize that those of us who believe Obama’s goal is to tear down this country are thought to be ignorant and Republican.. But, there is no way anyone who has paid attention to him, to his actions and his words since 2008 could come to a different conclusion. Obama’s idea of “transforming America” is to tear it down to the point that it has to be rebuilt. His hope is that it will be rebuilt in his image – a reflection of his warped beliefs which originate in hatred.

    He’s a little man full of self-contempt (which is masked by narcissism). Hell, he can’t even claim to be a true black man because of his white half. Even worse (in his eyes and in Oprah’s) his ancestors didn’t come to this country as slaves. Consequently, he considers himself not quite legit. He’s not a real brother. But he plays one on TV – news that is – attempting to portray the Trayvon incident and those in Ferguson and NYC as racial incidents.

    Obama can’t legitimize himself becoming a great president. He lacks the competence to do that. In order to create what he considers to be an acceptable legacy is to is to take America and what she stands for down a peg or two.

  7. Game On:

    “I am going to the United States not because I seek a confrontation with the President, but to speak up for very survival of my country.”

  8. It will be interesting to see which Jewish Dems. will join Bernie Sanders in boycotting the speech. Bernie Sander, the son of Ashkenazi immigrants to Brooklyn NY, is truly despicable. How many of his European relatives were killed during the Shoah?

  9. Obola is no leader, he is just the slacker that has always had his outstretched hand, filled with Peace Prizes, paid for Ivy Leagued tuition, housing, and the keys to the oval.

    To him, America is just a sandbox he $hits in, just because he can.

    To say he is worthless is too generous, I hope Bibi takes him apart.

    Is Hillary allowed to attend a meeting of Congress these days? I wish she would go there, it would cause major political drama and Obama would go nutz.

  10. Admin –

    The first week of March will feature Netanyahu’s speech, then Supreme Court on ObamaCare the next day.

    —–

    The Ides of March

  11. I asked in the last thread…and it bears asking again…it makes you wonder…

    ‘whose side is he on?’

    and…whose side are the Dims on?

  12. What’s up with this? Axlerose exposing O’s gay marriage views, and WH refusing to confirm or deny?
    _______

    From The Hill:

    The White House said Tuesday it would not “disagree or quibble” with former aide David Axelrod’s claim that President Obama concealed his true position on gay marriage for political reasons.

    “He obviously is sharing his views as he remembers them,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday. “And sometimes his perspective is informed by his up-close, front-row seat to history.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/232335-white-house-wont-quibble-with-claim-that-obama-concealed-gay

  13. Has Boner got it in him to stand his ground? Several Dims have sent a letter asking him to postpone BiBi’s speech. They cite, among other concerns, the timing, which they say is bad because – get this – “it comes just a few weeks before the Israeli prime minister faces a tough reelection contest”. How considerate of them to be concerned about Netanyahu’s bid for re-election. I guess they think he doesn’t have enough sense to know whether he should continue with the plans to give speech.

    The Dims are basically cowards. They know if they don’t show up, it won’t reflect well on them. On the other hand, how can they go against Obama the Light Bringer?

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/232346-dems-to-boehner-postpone-netanyahu

  14. Add Dim POS Patrick Leahy to the list of Dims who refuse to attend a speech given by the Prime Minister of Israel, an ally of this country. Likewise for Bernie Sanders – no surprise there.

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.641848
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    Regardless of the excuses given by the Dims as to why they won’t attend – and they have given a couple of lame ones – the real true reason is Obama’s pride.

    He has had his way and pushed the Republicans around – with the help of sadly uncoordinated fitness guru Harry “the hammer” Reid, and No No Nano Pelosi. They invited BiBi without getting Barack’s permission – which they knew he wouldn’t give – and he want’s to take his pen and his phone and go home. Let and his play mates go home and stay there.

    There is no place for this kind of childish, stubborn pride when it comes to the business of dealing with issues involving Israel, Iran, or anywhere else in the ME.

    Obama and the Dims need to grow up and display at least a bit of graciousness and maturity.

  15. S

    ‘whose side is he on?’
    _______

    Not America’s S. And the Dims are on Barack’s side – not their constituents’ and not this country’s

  16. free…

    (evidently this is in Axelrod’s new book and other articles are also picking this up on the net)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/10/obama-maureen-dowd_n_6652240.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000021

    snip

    But Obama is apparently not a fan of Maureen Dowd, another high-profile writer in the Times opinion stable. Former top Obama adviser David Axelrod wrote in Believer, his memoir published Tuesday, that “no one got under Barack’s skin more than Maureen,” and suggested she altered her coverage after a tense meeting with the president, a charge she rejects.

    Axelrod recalled how Dowd was granted a brief interview during an overseas 2008 campaign trip with then-candidate Obama. When the two were together, he wrote, Obama “proceeded to blister her for a previous column she had written.”

    The former adviser wrote that Dowd’s “penchant for delving into the psyches of her subjects was particularly irritating to the self-possessed Obama.”

    “Normally polite under any circumstances, he was patronizing and disrespectful to Maureen in a way I had rarely seen,” Axelrod continued. “This was not well received by Dowd who, like most journalists, was accustomed to firing off salvos, yet decidedly uncomfortable when fired upon herself. After that awkward encounter, she seemed to take particular delight in psychoanalyzing Barack and belittling him in print, which only deepened his contempt. Maureen, who is as gracious and loyal to her friends as she is rough on the high and mighty, would become a friend of mine in Washington, which became a minor source of tension with Obama. ‘Why are you friends with her?’ he would demand after Maureen sent one of her acid darts his way.”

    Dowd said in an email to The Huffington Post that she remembered the exchange with Obama, but denied that she had changed her approach to covering him as a result.

    snip

    Dowd acknowledged that her columns grew more critical of Obama through his first six years in office, but said the shift was a reflection on his “governing and leadership, not my relationship with him.”

    “If anyone acted out of spite, I’d say it was the White House, which … no longer invites me to the President’s background briefings for the columnists while continuing to invite my male colleagues, even though they, too, have written some critical things about the President,” Dowd said. “But here again, while I’d like to be included, that is not a consideration in what I write.”

  17. Netanyahu and ObamaCare in March. February? February might bring the immigration ruling from the district court in Texas. This might influence the timing of the court:

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-immigration-rollout-20150210-story.html#page=1

    President Obama will soon roll out one of the most ambitious and controversial programs of his presidency, an effort to grant a reprieve from deportation to millions of adult immigrants living in the country illegally.

    With time short and stakes high, the Obama administration knows it cannot afford another debacle like 2013’s botched introduction of the Affordable Care Act.

    The challenges posed by the new immigration program will be enormous. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services projects 1.3 million people will apply in the first six months, starting in May, although no one knows for sure. Anything close to that will be a giant new workload for the agency, which processes about 6.3 million other applications annually.

    The cost of implementing the president’s executive actions will be $324 million to $484 million over the next three years, according to a draft of a letter from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson obtained by The Times.

    The money to pay for the program will come from application fees, the agency says. Because of that, the administration says it does not need Congress’ authority to spend money on the program. The fee for DAPA — Deferred Action for Parents of Americans — will be $465. But the department will have to spend millions before the fees start coming in. [snip]

    The expected flood of paper will bring its own challenges, however. The applications will be handled at an office complex in suburban Washington, with a new staff of 1,000 government workers, supplemented by as many as 1,000 private contractors.

    “It’s going to be a monumental effort,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, an advocacy group that usually backs the administration. “It’s arguably the biggest [immigration] program they’ve ever had to implement, and with a population that has done everything possible to avoid contact with authorities.”

    In November, Obama announced the executive action that would temporarily defer deportation for up to 5 million of the 11.2 million people living in the U.S. illegally. [snip]

    Also, administration officials are watching a federal courthouse in Texas, where a judge is weighing a challenge to Obama’s plan from 26 states, mostly led by Republican governors.

    Processing these illegal actions will obviously be very expensive,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a vociferous critic of the executive action and chair of the Senate Immigration and the National Interest subcommittee. “To carry out his plan he will need to move money from lawful enforcement programs of DHS to unlawful policies that undermine enforcement.”

    The administration isn’t waiting to see how the Republican efforts play out. It signed a $7.8-million lease for 246,000 square feet on 12 floors in a complex outside Washington and is planning a cost of about $40 million a year for new employees’ salaries and benefits.

    The program will be modeled on the administration’s 2012 deferred deportation program for young people, the so-called Dreamers. In that program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the agency has handled more than 860,000 applications, with some backlogs and delays but no major problems.

    The new rules expanded DACA, making about 300,000 more people eligible; immigration offices will begin accepting those applications Feb. 18. [snip]

    The agency anticipates more than 800,000 applications in the first 90 days.

    Getting enough staff in place by May will be difficult, a former Homeland Security official told a Senate committee last week. The immigration services agency will probably have to divert workers from other jobs — possibly leading to delays in green card applications or other programs, said Luke Bellocchi, the agency’s former deputy ombudsman.

    Funding for DHS in the Senate is still blocked and for all the bluster DHS will need money to get this illegal program going. February 18 might be seen as a key date by the court in Texas. The judge in the case said he would not issue a ruling before January 30.

  18. S

    ” Maureen, who is as gracious and loyal to her friends as she is rough on the high and mighty”

    ________

    Well she has a straight shot at the “high and mighty” – she’s at eye level with them, or likes to act as if she were.

    What I recall of Dowd’s early writing about O is drivel about how sexy he was. She’s pathetic. Barack’s even more pathetic.

  19. With time short and stakes high, the Obama administration knows it cannot afford another debacle like 2013′s botched introduction of the Affordable Care Act.
    ————-
    If only it were true.

    Another debacle will occur.

    And it will not stick to Obama.

    Big media will see to that.

    This is a closed loop.

    No recriminations, no penalty for failure.

    He has got the power, and that is where it starts, stops and ends.

    The Republicans have the power to stop him.

    But they are afraid to use it.

    So it will be another game set match.

    It is too rigged for me to waste time worrying about.

    I will go on condemning Obama, because he is pure evil.

    But expecting a tipping point—forgettabout it.

    A political system that gives us a choice betwen a dottering fool like McCain, and Satan Obama is not worth investing time and energy in.,

    Not for me anyway.

    And the Supreme Court will continue to disappoint.

    Simply put, the political class is parasitic and are killing the host.

  20. Yep. Dims are having to decide whether to follow their master’s example or do the right thing. Obama or BiBi – That is the question.

    This article claims that Barack has not pressured Dims to refrain from attending speech. Nano says she might go. Hoyer won’t go and is pissed at both Barack for mishandling the situation and Boner for inviting Netanyahu.

    As we know Joe says he will be in another country on the day of the speech. He hasn’t said which country can expect a visit from him, but he had better figure it out and let them know soon. They’ll need to stock the bar.
    ___________

    “Democrats Facing Choice Between Obama, Netanyahu (Updated)”

    By Matt Fuller
    Posted at 1:1

    http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/democrats-facing-choice-between-obama-netanyahu/?dcz=

  21. I saw American Sniper today.

    Excellent.

    The hero does what he does because he loves this country and wants to do everything in his power to protect it, even if it means giving up his life.

    Obama does what he does because he HATES this country and is using all the powers of president to DESTROY it.

    Anyone who cannot see that by now, regardless of their background, pedigree and wealth, is no better than a functional idiot.

    Anyone who does understand what Obama is, and still supports him, is a traitor.

  22. “Democrats Facing Choice Between Obama, Netanyahu (Updated)”
    —————
    It is a lifetime exercise in futility to argue logic when it comes to Obama.

    Like Lucifer, Obama rebuts it with a cacophony of lies, false moral equivalencies, and sophistry.

    And big media supports him every single step of the way, never once missing a beat.

    The installed him and they defend him, even as he squeezes their balls.

    The indictment of Obama must now proceed on a moral plane.

    When I was campaigning for Hillary in western Pennsylvania, I rang the door bell in one house.

    And out popped an old woman who was straight out of Charles Dickens.

    She raised her hand, closed her eyes and told me that Obama is the devil.

    Damned if she was not right.

    And now the latest: Obama does not make deals with terrorist to save the life of a young Arizona girl from a hideous death.

    Obama does however make deals with terrrorists to save the life of a traitor to this country, and to turn loose savages who are likely to launch an attack on American soil.

    There is but one explanation for everything Obama does: he hates American. And the old lady was right–he is Satan.

    No other explanation can possibly suffice.

  23. “Democrats Facing Choice Between Obama, Netanyahu (Updated)”
    —————-
    Democrats are facing a choice between EVIL and GOOD.

    Obama is the architect of a second Holocaust—unless Bibi prevents it.

    Don’t look to Boeher or McConnell to save Israel.

    That would mean impeaching Obama, and we know they are too timid to do that.

    And don’t look to The Supreme Leader to retract his comment that it is good that the Jews are all in one place, so they will not have to hunt them down.

    These are not mere words. They are clear statements of future intent.

    And that intent to act is exactly like what we saw with Mein Kamf.

  24. I hope Bibi doesn’t give a closed speech. He’s probably not going to say anything particularly different than he has in the past,so Congress isn’t the most important audience. The American public has to be able to hear his message, and then put pressure on Obama and his congress critters. That’s the only way they’ll do the right thing, is if they’re worried it will affect them, as in the ballot box.

  25. From end of last thread, by freespirit –

    Their explanations are words – just words. Obama’s actions speak a lot louder than any excuses VOX or anyone else can make up.

    Well said.

    Finally, he’s in one place long enough to have a record, and more people are finally seeing that the Emperor has no clothes. Or at least, they’re not the clothes of an intelligent, America-loving person.

  26. I’m not a Hannity fan, but I do watch sometimes. He’s really driving me crazy right now. I swear, he doesn’t really care about Brian Williams’ lies, he just loves that it gives him a reason to keep saying, “Hillary, Bosnia, snipers!” He’s in 7th heaven.

  27. This post offers an exciting proposition for HRC! And for once, she’s not mentioned in the same conservative breath as Benghazi liars….

    BREAKING: Famous Journalist Drops Bombshell About Benghazi Liars Obama and Rice
    Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

    …Host Chris Wallace interrupted the veteran journalist and asked for clarification.
    “Are you saying that — forgive me — Susan Rice is telling the generals what to do?” he asked.
    Woodward said not only Rice, but also other Obama administration officials were micro-managing the U.S. military (H/T TPNN).
    “And they’ve got all these people in the White House — you talk to people in the military who were there and they say ‘we are being micromanaged, and we’re not given a real plan to say what are we gonna do here,’” he continued.
    “It’s not a way to run a war or try to win a war,” Woodward finished….
    http://conservativetribune.com/journalist-benghazi-obama-rice/

  28. admin
    February 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm
    Netanyahu and ObamaCare in March. February? February might bring the immigration ruling from the district court in Texas. This might influence the timing of the court:

    All of these potential domestic disasters: Bibi overshadowing the great orator directly to the US public, two catastrophic court decisions to the One’s legacy, implosion of the butt kissing media, Saladin II of Jordan going medieval on ISIS, lefty radical young American women being murdered (domestic audience doesn’t like it thus must lie about rescue attempts), Gallup polling on real unemployment numbers, etc, are distracting and producing unforced errors in this White House. This year has started off as crappy as last year for them. They are stepping in it all over the place. I smell panic.

  29. Hold’em, thanks for posting that Woodward interview. We knew O tried to keep Hillary’s State Dept on a leash (good luck with that). Sounds like between Rice, Jarret, and others, the people who actually knew what they were doing were not given an opportunity to do their jobs.

    How absurd to allow inexperienced, no-nothings in charge of military operations.

    I’m sure after O leaves office we’ll find out info that’s even more appalling than we already suspect.

  30. Mormaer, you paint a vivid picture. It may take the country a while to recover from O. But, it’ll take O a whole lot longer to recover from the country. lol

    He was never prepared for the presidency – never capable of handling the job. But rather than seeking council of experienced people, he listened to his homies. Of course he put a few very capable people in offices throughout his administration, but as we saw in Hold’em’s post, it was his cronies and like-minded haters who were the real advisors.

  31. All of these potential domestic disasters: Bibi overshadowing the great orator directly to the US public, two catastrophic court decisions to the One’s legacy, implosion of the butt kissing media, Saladin II of Jordan going medieval on ISIS, lefty radical young American women being murdered (domestic audience doesn’t like it thus must lie about rescue attempts), Gallup polling on real unemployment numbers, etc, are distracting and producing unforced errors in this White House. This year has started off as crappy as last year for them. They are stepping in it all over the place. I smell panic.
    ——————
    All true, of course.

    It would matter a great deal IF there was any accountability in the system.

    I am where Tom Sowell was.

    The only thing that would make him happy would be to find that the American People woke up and realized what was happening to them.

    The Rassmussen Poll—50% of likely voters approve of the job he is doing indicate that they are clueless.

    Ergo the people will not stop Obama.

    History shows that the Republicans are stone cold cowards afraid to do anything except run their mouth.

    Ergo the opposition party will not stop Obama.

    Roberts is a judicial coward more preoccupied with his place in history than defending the constitution, as we saw before.

    Ergo the Supreme Court will not stop Obama.

    (Note: the courts themselves have been packed with judges who are bots. The fourth circuit which used to be conservative is now packed with Obama accolytes, and that is why they have become a doormat for Obama)

    And, finally, big media is so consumed with the toxic culture we see, that truth for them is a foreign object to rejected at all cost.

    Ergo big media will not stop here.

    Simply put, what you have here is a wrong without a remedy.

    It is a formula for chaos, but not remedial action.

    Perhaps, Reverend Al needs to speak to the nation and give us absolution.

    If he is too busy in tax court, then I name Jerry Wright.

    It has been a while since we heard from that low life.

    As for Ly’n Brian he took his 6 month unpaid suspension like a mench.

    He is hosting a new game show called Truth or Consequences.

    Who can blame him–he needs to find some way to make up the $5 million short fall.

  32. Its become one big soap opera compared to what it should be a government of the people and by the people and for the people. And, by the way, do the people included the illegals to whom leftists are granting not only citizenship, and access to safety nets, but voting rights as well.

  33. Bibi comes here to tell the American People what is going on in the middle east, and what the consequences are for Israel, the United States and the world? And he agrees to back down and deliver a ho hum address to a joint session of congress in secret with no transparency. If that is all this comes to, then he had might as well stay home.

  34. wbb, the voting rights issue is what’s important to O and the Dims. And, when it comes to illegals, he’s going above and beyond to sweeten the pot for the. So if we thought amnesty was bad, look at O’s plan for them to be granted retroactive “tax credits” for three years prior to becoming “legal”.

    _____

    OUTRAGE: Obama IRS to Give Illegal Aliens Retroactive ‘AMNESTY BONUSES!’

    http://www.tpnn.com/2015/02/06/outrage-obama-irs-to-give-illegal-aliens-retroactive-amnesty-bonuses/

  35. I read an old foreign affairs magazine article which was published at the time Satan took office. It said the top priority of the United States on the foreign policy front was to get a deal with Iran.

    Question: who decided that would be the top priority? WHO????????????

    Question: any deal—even if it is a bad deal?

  36. freespirit
    February 11, 2015 at 9:40 am
    —————
    This is exactly what I am talking about.

    What the democrats and rinos need to understand is that what he is doing to destroy this nation–the blood of it is on their hands as well as his.

    His for doing this.

    Theirs for not stopping him, where clearly they had the power.

  37. The best solution to the problem would be to treat Obama like Emperor Norton who lived in the fair city of San Francisco in the late 19th century, and was fond of issuing meaningless edicts which no one paid any attention to. Obama should be treated that same way. Ignored. And when he fails to faithfully execute the laws wilfully disobeyed. Those who would blindly follow his unconstitutional edicts are as guilty as he is, and those who do not should be respected for their courage. He can declare any edict he wants, and it will carry no weight if no one is there to enforce it. This is the hard left kiddies and their mission is to destroy you. You can regard them as radica chic if you want, but you do so at your peril. And if you get burned don’t come to us for sympathy.

  38. We live in an empire of illusions. When you cannot say that Islam itself is the source of Islamic jihad and Islam has declared war on us, and Islam is salting its terrorist cells in this nation as well as others, then you cannot possibly defend yourself against terrorism. By the same token, if you cannot say that Barack Hussein Obama is the enemy of the United State, not in a political sense, but in an existential sense, then you my friend are clueless.

  39. Another reason for Hillary to separate herself from O, and define herself as very different from The One.
    Of course we knew the Pubs would do their best to tie Hillary or any other Dim candidate for president as Obama reloaded.
    We were right about that.
    __________

    Headline from Real Clear Politics:

    “RNC Video: Obama Pushing Hillary for ‘Third Term'”

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/02/10/rnc_video_implies_obama_pushes_hillary_for_third_term_125556.html

  40. from pj media:

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed in a statement Tuesday that despite controversy over his impending address to a joint session of Congress, he needs to address lawmakers “because Congress might have an important role on a nuclear deal with Iran.”

    Netanyahu stressed that Israel’s survival “is not a partisan issue, not in Israel nor in the United States”:

    This doesn’t mean that from time to time Israeli governments have not had serious disagreements with American administrations over the best way to achieve the security of Israel.

    Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared Israel’s independence in the face of strong opposition from US Secretary of State George Marshall. Likewise, Prime Minister Eshkol’s decisions at the start of the Six Day War, Prime Minister Begin’s decision regarding the nuclear reactor in Iraq, and Prime Minister Sharon’s decisions to press ahead with Operation Defensive Shield; these were all strongly opposed at the time by American administrations.

    Disagreements over Israel’s security have occurred between prime ministers in Israel from the left and from the right and American presidents from both parties.

    None of these disagreements led to a rupture in the relationship between Israel and the United States.

    In fact, over time, our relationship grew stronger.

    But we do have today a profound disagreement with the United States administration and the rest of the P5+1 over the offer that has been made to Iran.

    This offer would enable Iran to threaten Israel’s survival.

    This is a regime, Iran, that is openly committed to Israel’s destruction. It would be able, under this deal, to break out to a nuclear weapon in a short time, and within a few years, to have the industrial capability to produce many nuclear bombs for the goal of our destruction.

    This is not a personal disagreement between President Obama and me. I deeply appreciate all that he has done for Israel in many fields. Equally, I know that the President appreciates my responsibility, my foremost responsibility, to protect and defend the security of Israel.

    I am going to the United States not because I seek a confrontation with the President, but because I must fulfill my obligation to speak up on a matter that affects the very survival of my country.

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters yesterday that even though “it seems unseemly to have created this political issue” with House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) invitation, he won’t be among Dems ditching the speech.

    “Secretary Kerry said, and I agree with this, that prime minister is welcome to speak to a session of Congress… He is the leader of one of our closest allies in the world, a nation to which we have very strong, unbreakable ties,” Hoyer said. “But it was unfortunate that we have not raised political questions about the politicization either of the Israeli election, or the political relationship between Republicans and Democrats on the issue of Israel.”

    So far The Hill has counted 14 House Democrats and three senators who plan to skip Netanyahu’s speech, including Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairmen Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.).

  41. What I loved most about the late Brian Williams, as he settles in to a well earned 6 month suspension without pay, is that he was, is, and will always be a superb news reading manequin and a miracle cure for insomnia.

    Now a cynic might say that, even under Obamacare, $10 million per year is a lot to pay for a sleep aid.

    But if you spread the 10 million per year he is paid in salary over his nightly audience over the 9 million (retarded) viewers who hang on his every word, tone inflection etc., it becomes obvious that he works dirt cheap.

    Furthermore, most of the lies he reads into a teleprompter are not really his, this one is the real McCoy.

    He knows he is boring as hell, so he lied to make himself entertaining.

    He has achieved that objective.

    His fall from grace (a grand belly flop not a 10 point dive) is most entertaining.
    —————

    “[NBC News anchor Brian] Williams, not unlike our current President seems as though he would rather be an entertainer over the job he was hired to do.”

    He may be more right than he knows; Jonah offers an eye-opening statistic on how many people knew Williams was a news anchor:

    Williams was an unobtrusive news-reading mannequin who occasionally broke character to tell jokes — and fake tales of valor — on late-night talk shows. Perhaps he told these stories because, deep down, he knew he was a false idol. Or maybe not.

    But it is instructive to watch Williams’s fellow media Olympians rally to his defense. They have an investment in a system that rewards celebrity so handsomely — and not just financially. They are the last beneficiaries of the Old Order, when nightly news anchors were cultivated to be “the voice of God,” as insiders at CBS used to call the position.

    Those days are almost gone. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, only 27 percent of respondents could correctly identify Williams from his photograph, and only 3 percent could say what he did for a living. Three percent thought he was Tom Brokaw, and 2 percent thought he was Joe Biden.

    But let’s give Brian Williams a fair hearing. First witness for the defense?

    Dan Rather: “He’s a longtime friend and we have been in a number of war zones and on the same battlefields, competing but together. Brian is an honest, decent man, an excellent reporter and anchor — and a brave one.”

    Uh, the guy who ran the fake memos story doesn’t carry a lot of weight when it comes to assessing honesty. Next witness?

    Piers Morgan: “He said something to me that made me believe him, when he said it wasn’t a willful act on his part to pump himself up. In other words, it was kind of accidental.”

    Ergh. This from the guy who invited conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his show to speak for America’s gun owners. Next witness?

    Geraldo Rivera, here to draw us a map of the Iraq incident . . .

    Eh, maybe he’s not the right supporting character witness to draw a line in the sand over this controversy. Let’s move on to the next witness?

    Michael Moore: “In the post-9/11 years, he did the nightly news hour on MSNBC/CNBC, and he was one of the few people in TV news who would allow an opposition voice such as mine on the air. I remember thinking this is a man with integrity.”

  42. If Ly’n Brian is “the most trusted man in big media” then pray tell what does that tell you about the rest of them?

  43. lorac
    February 11, 2015 at 3:42 am

    —-
    Yup, that’s why I stopped watching Hannity the night of the 2012 election. I would have a broken tv by now if I didn’t.

  44. Guess which racebaiters are playing the race card on Bibi…

    Don’t disrespect our president, black lawmakers tell Netanyahu

    The audience for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on March 3 is shaping up to be largely Republican — and almost completely white.

    Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus say they’re planning to skip the speech, calling it a slight to President Barack Obama that they can’t and won’t support.

    Israeli officials have been taken by surprise by the CBC backlash, kicked off by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights leader who said last week he won’t attend, quickly followed by Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and others. As a result, they’re working to set up a meeting for CBC members with Ambassador Ron Dermer — or even Netanyahu himself when he’s in Washington.

    “To me, it is somewhat of an insult to the president of the United States,” said Rep. Greg Meeks (D-N.Y.), leaving the White House on Tuesday after a long meeting with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who also will miss the speech. “Barack Obama is my president. He’s the nation’s president, and it is clear, therefore, that I’m not going to be there, as a result of that, not as a result of the good people of Israel.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/benjamin-netanyahu-congressional-black-caucus-115103.html

  45. Tony Stark, here’s another one attempting to undermine our smart strategy:

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/11/hillary-hiding-billboard/23256505/

    GOP operatives plan ‘Hillary’s hiding’ billboard

    National GOP operatives say they intend to post a mobile billboard at the vice president’s events Thursday that tries to push the idea that Hillary Clinton’s absence from the 2016 presidential campaign trail means she’s “hiding from voters.”

    “As her poll numbers show, when Hillary is campaigning, she’s much less popular. What’s the only way not to seem like she’s campaigning? Go into hiding,” Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer wrote in a news release Tuesday.

    A photo of the billboard shared Wednesday with The Des Moines Register says: “Hillary’s hiding from you. She’s running for Obama’s 3rd term but she’s nowhere to be found. #HillarysHiding.” It features a close-up photo of Clinton looking grim, and a disclaimer that it was paid for by the RNC.

    In response, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told the Register: “If she runs, she will take nothing for granted, and she will fight for every vote. Anyone who thinks otherwise should think again.”

    Republicans pointed out that other potential presidential candidates, both Democratic and Republican, are speaking to voters and sharing their ideas. Vice President Joe Biden is doing two events in the Des Moines area today.

    Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann picked up the “hiding” theme, too, saying in a statement: “Hillary Clinton has never had a warm relationship with Iowa voters, which might explain why she is hiding from them now. It’s been months since Hillary has taken a question that wasn’t vetted by her professional handlers. It’s been nearly four months since she’s met an actual Iowa voter. It’s time for Hillary to stop hiding and start proving whether she has anything new to say since her disastrous defeat in 2008.”

    Keep your mouth shut Hillary! Let them all go crazy pining for you.

  46. Keep your mouth shut Hillary! Follow our smart strategy as they go nuts:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/rnc-hillary-come-out-come-out-wherever-you-are_846823.html

    RNC to Hillary: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

    The Republican National Committee is looking for Hillary Clinton. Which is why, according to a memo they’ve sent to the press, they’re asking, “Where’s Hillary?”

    “We’ve noticed it. You’ve noticed it: Hillary Clinton is hiding,” reads the memo from Sean Spicer, communications director. “Potential Republican presidential candidates are out in public, speaking to voters, and sharing their ideas. But Hillary Clinton is nowhere to be found.”

    Well, we do know she tweeted.

    Hillary’s only public appearances in 2015 have been in Canada. And in the previous year, almost every public appearance she made came with huge speaking fees—a quarter million dollars or more and, of course, a private jet.

    As some of you have experienced first hand, when reporters are actually permitted to cover Mrs. Clinton, they are mistreated and even followed into the bathroom.

    Why would a would-be presidential candidate behave this way? Because she’s made a strategic decision that the only way to ensure she is the Democratic nominee is to make everyone think she’s inevitable. The last time she had to face voters and actually compete for the nomination, she lost to a newcomer. She doesn’t want to make the same mistake twice.

    As her poll numbers show, when Hillary is campaigning, she’s much less popular. What’s the only way not to seem like she’s campaigning? Go into hiding.

    Don’t do what they want you to do Hillary.

  47. The RNC is testing what we think is the only way to destroy Hillary:

    RNC Video: Obama Pushing Hillary for ‘Third Term’

    While several potential candidates jockey for spots in the GOP presidential primary field, the Republican National Committee is taking the fight straight to its presumed general election opponent, who has been notably absent from public view this year.

    The RNC released a Web video Tuesday casting Clinton as the heir to President Obama’s third term. The spot, first shared with RealClearPolitics, pieces together heavily edited video clips taken from White House and campaign video, news interviews, and a White House correspondents’ dinner spoof, to make it look like the White House is calling upon Clinton to run and take up Obama’s mantle.

    The video opens with the president calling Clinton on his phone, which features “Hillary Home,” “Hillary Jet,” and “Hillary Jet 2” on speed-dial. “I want to know if you’re on board … because I’m counting on you,” he says in one clip, set to cheesy slow-jam music. “Of course, I will do anything to help,” Clinton says in a spliced-in separate clip.

    The spot then cuts to Obama calling upon Vice President Biden, whose response implies he is declining to run for the Oval Office. “No, I’m not going, I’ve been there once,” Biden says. “OK, good,” the president responds.

    The footage concludes with the text, “Hillary already signed up for Obama’s third term.”

    All is unfolding as we have foreseen.

  48. Yup, that’s why I stopped watching Hannity the night of the 2012 election. I would have a broken tv by now if I didn’t.

    ________

    Can’t watch the crazy bastard either. He truly is deranged when it comes to Hillary. Plus, he’s a total egomaniac. On his pathetic radio show, he primarily talks about himself – with a few hits at Hillary.

  49. Years later everyone agrees with what we said at the time in 2007. Yup, it’s an Obama cult.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/02/11/no-the-obama-coalition-wont-be-easily-re-created-in-2016/

    The single most important sentence President Obama uttered in his BuzzFeed interview

    BuzzFeed chief Ben Smith sat down with President Obama on Tuesday. The interview drew lots of attention largely because, well, the president sat down with BuzzFeed. (If you are surprised by that, you haven’t followed the Obama administration’s media strategy very closely.) But Obama makes an important admission in the interview that gets at a critical question facing Democrats as they try to maintain control of the White House in 2016.

    Here the exchange:

    Smith: You were elected with this new coalition of young people, people of color, women, and I wonder: Is that a coalition that the next Democratic nominee — Hillary Clinton or not — inherits?

    Obama: I don’t think any president inherits a coalition. I think any candidate has to win over people based on what they stand for, what their message is, what their vision is for the future.

    The central question facing Clinton, the de facto Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, and the legion of former Obama consultants advising her this time around is whether they can turn the Obama coalition into a Democratic coalition. Obama’s skepticism on that question is probably born out of his giving a politic answer. (You don’t say things like “Yes, I think I can port all of my voters to Hillary” if you are Obama.) But a deeper dive into the Obama coalition suggests that re-creating Obama’s winning coalition isn’t as simple as just being the candidate with a “D” after your name on the 2016 ballot. [snip]

    Looking at the numbers, it seems clear that Obama was right when he told Smith that the Obama coalition isn’t just going to emerge in toto for the next Democratic nominee. It almost certainly won’t. And that should worry Clinton and everyone advising her on how to win the White House in November 2016.

    Dump the Obama “situation comedy” coalition. Put together the FDR coalition.

  50. I AM THROUGH WITH THIS LEGAL OBSTRUCTION BACK AND FORTH WITH THE ASSHOLE IN CHIEF HIDING THE BALL. THIS COULD WELL BREAK THE ICE.

    Want a solution?

    Well then, try this:

    They put out bounties on terrorists. Right?

    Why not put out a reward to anyone in the Obama Administration with specific knowledge of the targeting activities by Louis Lerner and their connection to the White House. This could be set up like an anonymous we tip operation for reporting corporate theft, where the accuser remains is given a number, and a million dollar cash reward if their information and proof proves out within a compressed time period. Nothing illegal about this. On the contrary this would be a way to uncover the illegality which courses through this corrupt administration.

    This hearkens back to Jay Cost’s observation that the conflict of interest doctrine which we impose upon members of the judiciary has no application to congress. It is not the same thing, but it is another way to cut to the chase and to achieve the transparency needed at this critical time.

  51. This may be a nod to the problems in the Democratic coalition. They’re losing white, working-class voters, especially those with pro-life leanings, precisely the voters with whom Hillary Clinton connected in 2008
    ————–
    Dream on. When its gone, its gone. After 8 years of vilification the white working class is going to leap back on board the train for Obama III? If that is what they are thinking, they are delusional. On the other hand, if Hillary can make a compelling case that she is not Obama and will forge a different path, she still might get an audience. But as near as I can tell, it comes down to a choice–black radicals or white working class. The two cannot live together under the same roof or the same campaign. Its a non starter.

  52. hey’re losing white, working-class voters
    ————
    Losing?

    I would put it in the past tense.

    Love’s Labors Lost.

  53. The RNC is testing what we think is the only way to destroy Hillary: Obama III.
    —————
    There are no great brain trusts at the RNC. They are a bunch of low lifes. But this tactic is obvious—and deadly. Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while. It is ironic that the party that stands for nothing now stands to inherit government. Their turn to rule, only because the other party–and candidate are wedded to Obama. It is surreal. It is also a while off, but the more time that goes by the harder it will become to sever this umbilical chord to black Dameon.

  54. The Republicans have a death wish, and it is quite possible that they believe they can nominate Bush and win. They will argue that with Hillary at the opposing nominee, the dynasty argument can be neutralized. That too is delusional. It fails to account for the hatred which exists in this country for the Bush family which is felt at both ends of the political spectrum. And the guy himself is dull as paint. Put a guy like Kasich in the saddle however, and they will be unstoppable. For what it is worth, Soros shares that opinion. He is quoted as saying that Kasich is the only one he fears.

  55. The central question facing Clinton, the de facto Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, and the legion of former Obama consultants advising her this time around is whether they can turn the Obama coalition into a Democratic coalition.
    ———–
    Turn a cult into a reliable coalition when the cult leader leaves the stage?

    I would not spend too much time worrying about that one.

    I mean really.

    And what will it cost if you try, i.e. the loss of the FDR coalition perhaps.

    Go ahead. Square that circle for me.

  56. I’m really glad that Hillary is mum to the press and making the media, GOP and the Featherhead Kooks, nuts.

    It’s sort of like watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta (mean, rich girls) sit around on the couch with their mouths duct-taped shut. Without someone to tear down, they have nothing to say.

    The GOP wants to try and goad Hillary into stepping onto the battle field so they can blast away at her. The media wants fresh meat to chew on.

    I am really glad she is not falling for the bait. She is silently saying, “Fuck off!”.

  57. Shadowfax February 10, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Is Hillary allowed to attend a meeting of Congress these days?

    Of course she’s allowed — in the balcony, at least, where ordinary citizens can also sit. Doubt she could claim a seat in the “orchestra”, though.

  58. freespirit February 10, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    … excuses given by the Dims as to why they won’t attend… the real true reason is Obama’s pride.

    He has… pushed the Republicans around… and he want’s to take his pen and his phone and go home….

    There is no place for this kind of childish, stubborn pride when it comes to the business of dealing with issues involving Israel, Iran, or anywhere else in the ME.

    … or anything else, for that matter…

    Obama and the Dims need to grow up and display at least a bit of graciousness and maturity.

    I view it in terms of responsibility… not the least bit of a sense of responsibility either.

  59. wbboei February 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I saw American Sniper today.

    Excellent.

    I’ll bet it is. It hasn’t opened here yet, but I intend to see it.

  60. Shadowfax:

    Speaking of movies, I wanted your view of Luc Besson’s “Lucy”. If you didn’t see it, it’s worth buying the DVD.

  61. Lucy – I started to watch it online but got bored and didn’t finish the movie.

    American Sniper is good. Loved The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

  62. admin February 12, 2015 at 7:45 am

    GOP operatives plan ‘Hillary’s hiding’ billboard

    Aw, c’mon, they just want their punching bag to show up for practice. They haven’t got anything to contribute to the national debate, all they can do is to bring down Hillary’s numbers…

    And they’re succeeding: HRC’s down from 65% in Jan 2013 to about 50% now. But they need to shoot her down some more, because she still beats any sacrificial lamp they can put up, sometimes by double digits.

  63. My wife and I watched American sniper a couple of weekends ago. She normally hates going to war movies, but this one really affected her; cried over the credits and bought The Legend T-shirts for both of us in support of Chris Kyle’s widow.

  64. Ugh, wig-wam heap-big forked tongue:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/twenty-sixteen/don-t-believe-the-latest-elizabeth-warren-hillary-clinton-poll-20150211

    Don’t Believe the Latest Elizabeth Warren-Hillary Clinton Poll
    It’s a lesson in how polls can artificially puff up candidates.

    February 11, 2015 On Wednesday, the group Run Warren Run—which is fighting a quixotic campaign to convince Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016—released a much-hyped poll. “Huge Opening for Elizabeth Warren in Iowa and New Hampshire,” a press release from Democracy for America, one of the groups supporting Run Warren Run, crowed.

    And the results of the poll, at first blush, are shocking: The pooled results from Iowa and New Hampshire show 31 percent of respondents supporting Warren in a Democratic primary or caucus, versus just 26 percent supporting Hillary Clinton. Compare that result with those of a Bloomberg Politics poll released earlier this month, in which 56 percent of Democratic primary voters said Clinton would be their first pick, over Warren’s 15 percent.

    What’s going on here?

    Like many seemingly crazy poll results, it comes down to methodology. In this case, the Run Warren Run poll includes a string of ten leading questions that paint Warren in an exceedingly favorable light. Take the 16th question, which sounds like it was written in soft-focus:

    16. Elizabeth Warren says she grew up “on the ragged edge of the middle class.” After her dad suffered a heart attack and the bills piled up, she started waiting tables at age 13. Her mom got a job at Sears, and Warren says, “That minimum-wage job saved our home—and saved our family. … Sure, I worked hard, but I grew up in an America that invested in kids like me, an America that built opportunities for kids to compete in a changing world, an America where a janitor’s kid could become a United States Senator. I believe in that America.” Is this a convincing reason to support Sen. Warren?

    It’s not so surprising, then, why so many respondents responded favorably to the idea of a Warren presidential run: They were primed to do so. On top of the leading questions, the poll’s margin of error is 4.6 percent—meaning that the gap between Clinton and Warren is still a negligible one.

    The poll, which was administered by the polling service YouGov, does admit what it’s doing. On the sixth page of its polling memo, Run Warren Run says the poll does not put candidates on even footing.

    “We should note—this is not a so-called ‘clean’ head-to-head ballot question, as voters were provided positive information about Warren but not other potential candidates,” the memo reads. “It should not be read as reflecting how Iowans or Granite Staters would vote if the caucuses or primary were held today. Rather, it should be read as an indicator that many voters in these states are ‘moveable,’ open to supporting Elizabeth Warren when they learn about her and like what she has to say.”

    “The movement that we saw toward Elizabeth Warren once her message gets out there was incredibly impressive,” Neil Sroka, a spokesman for Democracy for America, told National Journal. “It was surprising to us how movable voters were in New Hampshire and Iowa when they started hearing about what Elizabeth Warren stands for, what her values are, and what she would likely run on if she were a presidential candidate.”

    Still, the way the poll has been marketed to political reporters since its release has been much less subtle.

    “These poll results prove that Senator Warren, should she decide to enter the 2016 presidential race, would be a clear favorite with voters on the critical, income-inequality issues that will define the election,” Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, said in the poll’s original press release.

    Some polls are conducted with the intended effect of inflating the favorability of a group’s preferred candidate and generating positive headlines about his or her momentum in early primary states. This appears to be one of those. Misleading polling may generate some positive headlines in the short term, but reality can quickly prick those inflated hopes—just ask Eric Cantor.

  65. Rubio Urges Democrats to Not Boycott Netanyahu

    February 12, 2015 4:53 pm
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) strongly urged his Democratic colleagues to stand with Israel during his floor speech Thursday snip
    “Don’t do this to a people that are in the crosshairs of multiple terrorist groups with the capability of attacking them,” Rubio said. “Don’t do this to a nation whose civilians are terrorized by thousands of rockets launched against them at a moment’s notice. Don’t do this to a country that’s facing down the threat of a nuclear weapon annihilating them off the face of the Earth. Don’t do this to a people that are being stigmatized all over the world, even as we speak, who are being oppressed. Don’t do this to a country that in forum after forum has become the subject of de-legitimatization as people argue that somehow Israel’s right to exist is not real. Don’t do this to them.”
    http://linkis.com/freebeacon.com/natio/YJkPo with video.

  66. wig-wam heap-big forked tongue:

    Elizabeth WigWam Warren says she grew up “on the ragged edge of an middle class impoverished reservation.”

    After her dad, Chief BigDrop fell off his hunting horse, she started chewing leather for moccasins at age 13. Her mom got a job weaving blankets, and Warren says, “That weaving job saved our home—and saved our family. … Sure, I worked hard chewing leather, but I grew up as a Native American, and I should be given all the perks I can reap like Baracko Bama got.”

  67. Repugs and Obama Dims are counting on the short attention span of the American people to not delve deeper into pollsters methodologies and past the headlines proclaiming the results of biased polls.

  68. more embarrassment from the O WH…what a wierdo and cold detached person he is

    can you imagine how the parents, family and friends of recent beheaded and killed americans feel seeing O yukking it up again…

    just heard on the news that that stupid, asanine O WH video was shot on the same day the young girl was killed by ISIS…and amid Jordan taking the lead to avenge ISIS for burning their pilot alive…

    this all shows where the attention span and priorites are for this creep…he is so smug and yet he can’t do anything right

    this is so offensive…

  69. doe she not get that our enemies can see him…and they do not think he is cool…

    he makes our country so vulnerable thru his silliness…no wonder he has no idea what is going on without seeing it in the newspaper or reading it on his teleprompter

    PHONY

  70. A little off topic, I got an email about a petition on some interesting legislation from a group I have never heard of. They seem to think BO is willing to do something for the average American. They appear to be an international group that probably got my email from the crowdfunding stuff I have been doing. And, BTW, political action groups are crowdfunding and this group has a project.

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/sec_corporate_political_spending_cc/?bnTyUib&v=53622

  71. We live in the age of fake. BO is fake. The polls are fake. The country’s wealth is largely fake. People are wondering when it will collapse and get real again as the elite struggle to keep the illusions in place for as long as they can.

    The thing about Obamanomics is that it fails when the bubble stops rising. That happened November 4, 2014. It did not show up in the 4th quarter of 2014 and this quarters results will not be announced until May. Do not kid yourself, the recession is here.

  72. And one last note on the bubble, as the system is overinflated and showing signs of instability, the last piece is panic. But as long as you believe in the age of fake it will be OK, just don’t PANIC!

  73. “The movement that we saw toward Elizabeth Warren once her message gets out there was incredibly impressive,”

    ________

    Well, hell. Is she sending her damn message in smoke signals or something? I didn’t know she had a message. She has a buzz word “populist”. She’s supposed to be fighting the banks, but some articles show that she has not been entirely forthcoming about that issue.

    If she has a true message other than – the Obamanuts love me – she needs to spread it. Maybe One Drop knows that the far left can’t get her elected president of the US. But if she want’s to be president of MoveOn.org, I’m sure they can make it happen.

  74. Brian Williams: a new day. A new lie.

    I wait for the day when he returns to the teleprompter as the most trusted name in big media.

    As you can see when he starts spouting his bullshit, he gets as animated as Obama, when he is prevaricating.

  75. I think lying brian took that throat cutter the Seals gave him and used it on himself.

    So sad.

    So fucking sad.

    And to top it off this hand the size of a ham stole his wheat thins.

    And he also got a piece of the fusiloge.

    And yea, the special ops guys are his friends alright, even though they outed him.

    I have got to believe they think he is a joke.

    As for me, moi?–I think he is the most trusted name in big media.

    Which doesn’t say much for the rest of them.

  76. We also learn that he keeps the throat cutter he got from the SEALS on his desk to prevent palace revolts.

    What a mench.

    What a Walter Mitty.

  77. “The movement that we saw toward Elizabeth Warren once her message gets out there was incredibly impressive,”
    ————-
    impressive?

    incredibly impressive???

    to whom?

    it was more like a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury and signifying nothing.

  78. Hannity keeps touting that poll with glee for the last few nights in a row in his show, as if ithe thought of Warren beating HRC gives him an orgasm. What a douche.

  79. I’m pretty sure that Hannity is so eaten up with Clinton Derangement Syndrome that he will always be somewhat deranged. I almost have to feel a bit sorry for anyone that consumed with hate.

  80. Also, you have to wonder about someone like Hannity who can absolutely hate the Clinton’s so intensely while loving and practically worshiping all things Bush and turning a blind eye to anything that happened during the Bush presidential eras.

    A question about Hannity…Was he a pro football player? What’s with his throwing the football on his programs unless someone explained to him how silly he looked and he has recently stopped? Is/was he trying to prove something?

  81. Shadowfax February 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Lucy – I started to watch it online but got bored and didn’t finish the movie.

    Well, you certainly missed the point(s).

    Far be it from me to offer anything better than the Wikipedia explanation under “Lucy (2014 film)”.

    Except, Wikipedia doesn’t explain that the keystone to the whole scenario is exactly the same as in all the Besson movies I’ve seen: Subliminal “divine” love, incarnated by a woman and offered to a man of her choosing.

    This is also the way Besson presented Joan of Arc (“The Messenger”), who, motivated literally by divine love (of God), offered this divine love to Charles VII, who eventually betrayed her, thus leaving her “ghost” to lead the charge against the English in France under the battle cry, “Pour la Pucelle!” (not “Pour la France” or “Pour le Roi”) starting the day after her death, i.e., 31 May 1431, exactly 677 years before the Democratic Party’s RBC meeting that put an end to HRC’s presidential bid.

    In the case of Lucy, the love she offers at the beginning of the film is to a jerk that she doesn’t trust, and who is killed off by the drug lords right away. When she contacts the police officer Pierre Del Rio, though, later in the film, he helps her effectively and efficiently, and nearly gets killed in the process. Before she goes on her “death trip” into immortality, she gives him a chaste kiss on the lips, saying this is “a reminder” of sublime love. It is to Del Rio, not to Professor Norman, that Lucy signs off with the statement “I AM EVERYWHERE”.

    The underlying themes of the movie — brain capacity, mind-expanding drugs, total control of one’s body, loss of pain and emotion, the nature of learning and increase of learning capacity, and space-time travel, are all part of our scientific body of knowledge; or at least they should be, because I have experienced these myself. There are also the themes of telepathy and telekinesis that I have not experienced but I know them to be real, and they are currently under scientific study.

    Excuse me, but I thought you were involved in handling mental patients; in which case, you would be interested at least in these underlying themes. If you follow them, you will see that even the pure cinematography and acting are excellent.

    If you are in mental health, then, I still think you should watch the movie online or by DVD. I’ve watched it 5 times now, and the philosophical statements of professor Norman alone are worthy of attention.

  82. He is bound to be a shoo in. 😆 😆
    ________________
    The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee should embrace the notion of a third term of the Obama presidency, Vice President Biden said Thursday, during a speech at Drake University in Iowa.

    “I call it sticking with what works,” Biden declared.

    The address was billed as a chance for Biden to explain some of the ideas introduced in President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, but the vice president repeatedly returned to a discussion of how he saw the contours of the presidential race.

    His trip to the first-in-the-nation caucus state has reinvigorated speculation he could be preparing his own bid for the White House.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/232647-biden-2016-is-battle-for-third-obama-term

  83. One less … corrupt Democrat:

    Oregon’s Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber will resign this afternoon, multiple sources told Portland’s KOIN. News of the governor’s resignation comes after the governor was accused of using his influence to arrange contracts for his fiance’s green energy company and ordering the deletion of thousands of emails relevant to the scandal.
    In recent days the governor had faced mounting calls for his resignation, including from members of his own party….
    http://freebeacon.com/politics/report-oregon-governor-to-resign-today/

  84. holdthemaccountable

    February 13, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    One less … corrupt Democrat:

    Holdthem…

    this reminds me of the O admin and Justice Dept and all the emails they will not release between them and the IRS against the tea party…

    you remember these are the emails that they denied existed, then they were lost forever and destroyed, the ones they pled the 5th over…and lo and behold were found and they will now not release…

  85. Big media is precious.

    Under their system, the progression for an aspiring media star looks something like this:

    Level 1: report the news objectively and do not let your ego. (Comment: that may be ethical, but it ain’t where the money is)

    Level 2: report the news from a partisan perspective.(Comment: this involves a health dose of censorship, and knee pads, but it will give you access and influence)

    Level 3: insert yourself into the story, make yourself the protagonist, cover yourself with unearned glory. (Comment: become a celebrity and rake in millions)

    Level 4: become the main story itself. (Comment: you are now a God, and like the Pope you are infallible. You can now lie to your hearts content and be believed.)

    Most of big media is stuck between Levels 2 and 3. But there are those rare overachievers with SEAL issue throat cutters on their desk and delusions of grandeur who manage to make it to Level 4. They are the envy of big media. Its only when they get caught in a web of lies that the entire organization runs for cover. And, it aint really about credibility. If it were then they would shoot all the top people, who were undoubtedly aware of what was going on where Brian was concerned. Their goal is to limit the damage and to make sure that they themselves are not caught up in the same web, because they aided and abetted him in his deceptions.

  86. yup looks like he’s a dead duck…..

    BREAKING: State Sen. Ted Ferrioli, leader of Republicans in Senate, says he’s been asked to attend swearing-in of Kate Brown.

  87. Clearly, Brian must do penance.

    He cannot retreat from Level 4.

    Hence no more apologies.

    He must trump this story with an even bigger one which gives him martyrdom,

    And washes away the public suspicion that he may be nothing more than a serial liar

    If I were his friend I would urge him to borrow a chapter form the book of Houdini

    Go east you man, to the heart of Islam, and bring your camera crew with you

    Tell ISIS that you come as a Catholic crusader to bring them enlightenment

    Demand an audience with their Supreme Leader all dressed in black

    And make sure your camera crew takes close-ups of Lyn’n Brian flambe au camel milk

    A rare delicacy in that part of the world

    One that would provide you with the man of action image

    Which you have tried to cultivate so assiduously

    And no one could accuse you of lying, prevaricating, deceiving, misleading, exaggerating, puffing on this one.

    In sum, if its your reputation you wish to rehabilitate, then this is the way to do it.

  88. Oregonian: Dem Gov Kitzhaber resigns effective next Wednesday in a letter submitted to OR Secretary of State

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